Gonçalo Ivo

Rio de Janeiro, 1958. Gonçalo Ivo is an artist, architect and writer who lives and works between Madrid, Paris and Rio de Janeiro. Along with his close connection to many important artists of the modernist movement, he engaged on the technical and theoretical development of his practice expanding the expression of light, colours, composition and matter, equally influenced by the rigorous technique from old siècle great masters.


His work was presented on major group and solo shows at museums and galleries in Brazil, North America, Japan and Europe, such as the National Museum of Fine Arts, Instituto Moreira Salles and the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro; Oscar Niemeyer Museum in Curitiba; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo; Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in United States and the Jan Van der Togt Museum in Holland. His body of work can also be seen on many books dedicated to his paintings and sculptures written by relevant critics, writers, poets, philosophers and painters in Brazil, Europe and the USA.


Foto: Custódio Coimbra / Agência O Globo

Resume of exhibitions (selection)



Solo shows


1980 Galeria Funarte, Rio de Janeiro

1994 Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro

Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo

1997 Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro

1998 Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro

1999 Galerie Flak, Paris

2001 Galerie Flak, Paris

2002 Venice Design Art Gallery, Venezia

2003 Venice Design Art Gallery, Venezia

2004 Galerie Flak, Paris

2005 Venice Design Art Gallery, Venezia

2007 Espace Frans Krajberg, Ambassade du Brésil, Paris

2008 Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro

Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo

2012 Galerie Boulakia, Paris

2014 Galerie Boulakia, Paris

2015 Galeria Materna y Herencia, Madrid

2016 Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba



Group shows


1978 I Salão Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Rio de Janeiro

1979 IV Exhibition Brazil, Japan

Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo

1980 IV Salão Carioca de Arte, Rio de Janeiro

1981 V Salão Carioca de Arte, Rio de Janeiro

IV Salão Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Rio de Janeiro

1982 VI Salão Carioca de Arte, Rio de Janeiro

V Salão Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Rio de Janeiro

1984 Geração 80, Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro

1986 International Contemporary Art Fair, Los Angeles, California

Brazil Works on Paper, Sonoma State University, California

1987 National Watercolor Society, 66th Annual Exhibition, USA

1992 Eco Arte, Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro

1993 Galerie Debret, Paris

1995 Agrupación de Aquarelistas Vascos, Bilbao

1997 Art 97, Lewarne Galleries, Vancouver

1999 Galerie Collis, Lausanne

2000 Art et Cigare, Galerie Flak, Paris

À la Nuit Tombée, Opus 1, Laboratoire Sculpture Urbaine, Grenoble

2004 Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California

2005 59ème Salon Réalités Nouvelles, Paris

2006 60ème Salon Réalités Nouvelles, Paris

2007 61ème Salon Réalités Nouvelles, Paris

2008 62ème Salon Réalités Nouvelles, Paris

Art en Amérique Latine, Charenton-le-Pont

2009 63ème Salon Réalités Nouvelles, Paris

 Museum of Geometric MADI Art, Dallas

2010 64ème Salon Réalités Nouvelles, Paris

Art en Capital, Grand Palais, Paris

2015 Bienal Internacional de Curitiba

2016 A Cor do Brasil, MAR, Museu de Arte do Rio de Janeiro

2018 Carré Latin, Palais Royal, Paris

Em torno de Loio-Pérsio, Samba Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro



Collections (selection)


Museum of Geometric Art MADI, Dallas, Texas

Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California

Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro

Museu de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro

Museu de Arte Contemporânea, São Paulo

Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, São Paulo

Deutsch Bank

Union des Banques Suisses

Bank Boston

JP Morgan